The paperback edition of the latest novel by Billingshurst writer (and PMW copywriter!) Juliet West is set for release on Thursday 26th July.
Set in the Sussex village of Aldwick in the 1930s, 'The Faithful' follows 16-year-old Hazel as she is drawn in to the dark world of Oswald Mosley's blackshirts. When the blackshirts set up a seaside camp near her home, she finds herself befriended by two very different people: Lucia, who is fiercely loyal to the party, and Tom, who is desperate to break away.
Hazel and Tom fall in love, but as Britain is pulled towards war, Hazel's life goes into freefall. A tangle of secrets threatens to snare her, and she must decide where to place her trust.
Juliet grew up in Worthing and studied history at Cambridge University. She worked as a journalist before taking an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University, where she graduated with distinction and won the Kate Betts' Memorial Prize. In addition to writing novels, Juliet is also one of our copywriters, where she uses her writing skills on wide range of projects.
Juliet commented: "For many years fiction-writing was only a hobby, and to be honest I still pinch myself when I see my books in the shops.
"I just love writing in all its forms, and I feel very lucky to be able to work with words and tell stories for a living."
Peter Sutton, Managing Director at PMW, added: "Congratulations to Juliet on the launch of her latest novel in paperback. We're delighted to have someone with her writing ability working with us, and I do wonder how many of our clients realise the copy for their website, or press advert, or their latest blog has been written by a successful and published novelist!"
The Faithful is published by Pan Macmillan and is available to buy from leading book stores and online platforms.